February Reading Wrap Up

I managed to finish 10 books in February.  This is still down from my average last year, but I’m pretty impressed because February was a short, busy month for me.  These 11 books totaled 2,708 pages and over a day’s worth of audiobooks.  Some of the books I read at the end of the month haven’t been reviewed yet, but their reviews are (mostly) coming soon. As usual, book titles link to reviews and all books are listed within their genre in the order in which I read them.  After my list of what I read this month, you’ll find a list of the other reviews I posted:

What I Read:

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (audio)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Historical Fiction
Signora Da Vinci by Robin Maxwell (also see Robin’s guest post)
Murder Most Royal
by Jean Plaidy
The Sonnets
by Warwick Collins
The Tory Widow
by Christine Blevins (review coming March 25th)
The Tsarina’s Daughter (audio)

Science Fiction
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Nancy Goldstone

Pick of the Month

Based on other reviews I’ve read and the comments I got on this post I’m certainly not the only person who feels this way about Diane Setterfield’s “The Thirteenth Tale.”  This book has a fantastic story and is notable for the loving way it treats the subject of books and reading.  I listened to “The Thirteenth Tale” on audio and it was very well done.  I liked this book enough that I think I’ll still (at some point) read the paper copy I have in my library.

What I Reviewed:

These are the books I read in previous months that were finally reviewed during Feburary:

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Standing Still
by Kelly Simmons (also check out Kelly’s guest post)

Historical Fiction:
The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover
Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper

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